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Table 2 Comparison of nutrient levels in sit-down and fast-food restaurant kids’ meals (excluding beverages and desserts)

From: Kids’ meals from Canadian chain restaurants are exceedingly high in calories, fats, and sodium: a cross-sectional study

  Sit-down restaurants
(n = 248)
Fast-food restaurants
(n = 83)
p-value*
Mean ± SEa Mean ± SEa
Serving size (g) 318 ± 5 230 ± 8 <0.0001
Calories (kcal/meal) 566 ± 10 540 ± 17 0.19
Fat (g/meal) 26 ± 0.1 24 ± 0.7 0.09
Saturated fat (g/meal) 8 ± 0.4 6 ± 0.4 0.0003
Trans Fat (g/meal) 0.4 ± 0.0 0.3 ± 0.0 0.0002
Sodium (mg/meal) 1183 ± 30 1191 ± 54 0.89
Fibre (g/meal) 4 ± 0.1 6 ± 0.3 <0.0001
Calories (kcal/100 g) 185 ± 4 244 ± 7 <0.0001
Fat (g/100 g) 9 ± 0.3 11 ± 0.5 0.001
Saturated fat (g/100 g) 3 ± 0.1 3 ± 0.2 0.48
Sodium (g/100 g) 381 ± 9 538 ± 24 <0.0001
Fibre (g/100 g) 1 ± 0.0 3 ± 0.1 <0.0001
Fat (% total calories) 41 ± 0.8 37 ± 1.0 0.0087
Saturated fat (% total calories) 13 ± 0.5 10 ± 0.5 0.0004
Saturated fat (% total fat) 31 ± 1.0 27 ± 1.5 0.1336
  1. Data represents weighted means for kids’ meals consisting of an entrée and side dish
  2. *Mean values between sit-down and fast-food restaurant chains differed significantly, p < 0.05
  3. a SE Standard Error, standard errors were reported because data is weighted